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George VI, (1895-1952) King of Great Britain and Ireland

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Surname: George VI
Gender: Male
Date: 1895-1952
Title: King of Great Britain and Ireland
History: Second son of King George V. Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George; created Duke of York in 1920. In April 1923 he married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Came to the throne unexpectedly in December 1936 as a result of the abdication of his elder brother, Edward VIII. Crowned 12 May 1937. Last Emperor of India. Died 6 February 1952 and succeeded by eldest daughter, Elizabeth II.
Biography: ODNB link for George, VI (1895-1952) King of Great Britain and Ireland
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275366 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P141504 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for VI George
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1937: 1937 Coronation Medal Rolls
The National Archives, Kew
2
WESTERN REGION: FUNERAL OF KING GEORGE VI
3
related material in papers of private Secretary
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 5379 Hardinge
4
1936-37: corresp with Lord Brabourne
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 27521
5
1900-02: corresp with Joseph Chamberlain
University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
NRA 12604 Chamberlain
6
1936-42: corresp with 17th Earl of Derby
Liverpool Record Office
NRA 20761
7
1930-36: letters (11) to Lady Helen Graham (restricted access)
Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre
NRA 8143 Cameron
8
1932: corresp with Lord Londonderry
Durham County Record Office
NRA 11528 Vane-Tempest-Stewart
9
1936-51: corresp with Lord Monckton
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 20879 Monckton
10
letters and Telegrams to Herbert family, Earls of Pembroke
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert

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